Return to Campus
COVID-19 RELATED EXPECTATIONS
The following guidelines are intended to ensure a successful transition back to campus. Prep emphasizes the importance of our community members (parents, guardians, students and faculty and staff) following the COVID-19 expectations listed here.
- Conduct Seattle Prep Health Screen every day prior to coming to school. All students must present a screenshot of completed Health Screen upon arrival.
- Keep anyone who is not feeling well home. Keep student home and notify the Seattle Prep Pandemic Coordinator immediately if anyone in the household
• is COVID-19 positive, regardless of where it was contracted
• is experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms
• was exposed to COVID-19 in the last 10 days
• has been advised to quarantine or isolate
- Maintain mask wearing protocols and social distancing mandates at all times on campus.
• Follow signage guidelines in the hallways and stairwells
• Follow school protocols for staggered access to buildings throughout the day
• Go immediately to class. Do not mingle at lunch, between classes or before or after school
- Avoid close contact with those outside the household, and do not engage in social activities that are not COVID-19 safe. Off-campus behavior will potentially affect the health and educational options of others in our community. Attending parties and social gatherings can undermine our efforts to bring students back to campus.
- Come prepared with masks, headphones, Surface pen, fully charged MS Surface, and charger.
- Notify the Seattle Prep Pandemic Coordinator immediately if a student comes into “close contact” with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. A close contact is defined as:
• Living in the same household as a person with COVID-19, OR
• Caring for a person with COVID-19, OR
• Being within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for a combined total of 15 minutes or more in 24 hours, OR
• Being in direct contact with saliva or other body secretions from a person with COVID-19 (e.g., being coughed on, kissing, sharing utensils, etc.), OR
• Being a sibling of a person with COVID-19 at the same school, OR
• Being in the same cohort as a person with COVID-19, OR
• Sitting close to a person with COVID-19 on the bus, OR
• Carpooling with a person with COVID-19.
The “close contact” definition still applies even when one or both persons wore a cloth face mask.
- Pick students up immediately after school. Pick students up immediately if they become ill. People who exhibit COVID-19 like symptoms at school will be isolated and sent home. Parents must be prepared to receive and respond to communications requesting immediate pick up.
- Comply with any quarantine timelines established by Seattle Prep and the Department of Health and participate in contact tracing. Students who test positive or who are isolated for COVID-19 must share a complete list of any Prep related close contacts with the Pandemic Coordinator immediately.
• All private health related information will be kept confidential.
• The COVID-19 positive student’s name will only be shared with permission.
- Quarantine for 14 days after returning from out-of-state travel before participating in in-person classes or activities (even with a negative test and/or no symptoms).
- Get a flu shot. Flu symptoms cannot readily be distinguished from COVID-19 symptoms and will be treated as COVID-19 symptoms.
- Consider enabling the WA Notify Exposure Notification app on smartphones. Details, FAQ, and set-up instructions are available here.